Reform Wins in Wisconsin: The “Other Middle Class” Speaks Up‏

-U.R. Windee (sibling of I.M. Windee)

The Wisconsin Senatorial recall results this week actually do display what the spittling circus barkers at MSNBC call “the attack on the middle class”.   The only problem for such self-anointed “defenders of the working person” is that the wrong middle class won.

Over the last several decades, a new and second middle class, specifically government workers, has emerged via wealth transfer (read: taxpayer money). This group enjoys a significantly higher overall compensation package, and attendant standard of living, than their middle-class counterparts who are best described as the “wealth-production” (private industry) middle-class.  And, ironically, it is the wealth production middle class who pay for the government workers. The wealth production middle class showed in this Wisconisn election that they have had enough and they should not be forced to care more for ostensible fellow “middle-classers” who, at the moment that even the slightest hint of economic reality is asked of them (pension/medical contributions), storm the capitol and start screaming and demonstrating.  No matter what Ed Schultz on MSNBC blathers, all “middle class” people are clearly not equal.

This is something that even tin-eared union leadership has quietly and finally understood and accepted, hence their lack of attacking Governor Walker’s union reforms during this latest serial “Beau Geste” attack on those political leaders trying to save the taxpayer.  And this might be indicative of their next tactic: lying low and surreptitiously supporting candidates and causes that will advance, or at least slow the regression of, their cause.

While the battle to control public spending may be the fight of the decade at all levels of government, it is apparent that the issues at hand are larger than just this decade, the next, or the next several.  The real issue at hand is how much government should intervene in people’s lives: via tax, regulation and law.

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